Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach

Gilman School
Posted: June 13, 2017
Location: Maryland, United States
Position: Administrative, Fundraising
Field: Education
Salary: Not specified
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Alumni affairs, Other administrative
Employment Level: Full-time

Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach


 Gilman seeks a dynamic and energetic individual for the position of Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach. This position is an integral part of the Gilman School Development Office, with primary responsibility for promoting strong relationships between Gilman and its 6,000 member Alumni constituency. The Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach leads a comprehensive alumni engagement program, including serving as liaison to the Alumni Board of Governors; producing written and electronic communications; communicating through social networking and fluency with digital platforms; producing an annual calendar of alumni events; overseeing the planning and execution of special alumni events; and supporting fundraising and reunion gift efforts.


Events and Programming


  • Responsible for developing, executing, evaluating, and refining a strategic plan for all alumni programming


  • Plan, schedule, execute, and manage alumni events including Blue & Gray Weekend, Alumni Weekend, Alumni & Parent Bull Roast, the Golf Tournament, Networking Events, young alumni programs, special lectures, and student events


  • Coordinate both regional event and affinity groups as determined by the Director of Development, including but not limited to annual regional events in New York, Baltimore, Boston, D.C., California, and other locations as determined as well as affinity events such as Gilman Foodies


  • Assist with coordination of alumni Phonathon recruitment and volunteer management


Alumni Relations and Outreach


  • Serve as point person and liaison for alumni inquiries across nine decades of alumni


  • Develop and implement strategies to engage alumni both in person and online and to cultivate alumni development prospects working in partnership with Development Office Program Directors


  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni locally, regionally and nationally; maintain regular communication with alumni through direct contact, email, alumni web pages, print publications, and personal visits


  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects for identification, qualification, engagement, solicitation, and stewardship


  • Provide leadership and management to the Alumni Association Board of Governors and the Executive Committee


  • Recruit, manage, and strengthen participation of key alumni volunteers for the Alumni Association and annual giving programs


  • Provide assistance and support with all alumni communications


  • Assist with other Development office initiatives as assigned by the Director of Development




  • Oversee the Executive Assistant for Alumni & Parent Relations as well as the Alumni Special Projects Coordinator


Desired Skills and Experience:


The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of professional experience in development, alumni relations, marketing, management, sales, or a related field. An understanding of development best practices, management and/or the Gilman School community is a plus. He or she should possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and the ability to work well in a team setting with a high level of enthusiasm and flexibility. The ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills as he or she will be communicating and working effectively with all Gilman constituents including: trustees, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff as well as current students. This candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office and have a strong aptitude to use a complex database, with knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred. Flexibility with weekends, evenings, and travel are required.


To Apply:

Qualified candidates interested in this position should apply by going to the following link:

Gilman School Mission:

Gilman is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation and aesthetic appreciation.  Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.


The School:

Originally established in 1897 as “The Country Day School for Boys,” Gilman School is rooted in the belief that, in order to build character, school should provide every boy with strong academics and a full-day program that includes afternoon sports.  Today, Gilman educates boys in kindergarten through Grade 12 through a rich, college-preparatory program of offerings in academics, athletics, and the arts.  The school subscribes to the teacher-coach model and takes great pride in the fact that its teachers connect with the students through activities outside the classroom.  Most Gilman teachers are involved in athletics and/or physical education.  Teachers also help to cultivate students’ interests in music and performing arts through a variety of groups, bands, and productions.  

Set on a 68-acre campus in the northern part of Baltimore City, the school serves roughly 1000 students in three divisions:  Lower School (K-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12).  Facilities include separate buildings for each of the three divisions, an Upper School science building, an auditorium, and a shared dining hall.  Athletic facilities include an arena and other gymnasiums, indoor pool, weight room, locker rooms, game and practice fields, tennis courts, and alpine tower.  Gilman has a full-time faculty of nearly 140, and the average class size is 16 students.  A strong coordinate program with two neighboring girls schools—Roland Park Country School and The Bryn Mawr School—provides students in the Upper School with a broad and comprehensive curriculum and with opportunities for coeducational classes on all three campuses.    

Gilman School is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.